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Final-Minute iPhone 14 Rumors Earlier than the Massive Apple Occasion Reveal

This story is a part of Focal Level iPhone 2022, CNET’s assortment of stories, suggestions and recommendation round Apple’s hottest product.

The iPhone 14 is probably going coming actually quickly. Apple’s “Far Out” launch occasion is scheduled for Wednesday, and we count on to lastly get a glimpse on the new iPhone. 

After practically a 12 months of ready, we have heard a slew of rumors concerning the iPhone 14 lineup, from its doable launch date and value to design modifications and new digicam options. We even acquired a take a look at its working system, iOS 16 — here is how one can obtain the beta now (and here is which iPhones will not work with iOS 16). 

Even with all the excitement concerning the iPhone 14, Professional, Max and Professional Max, there are many questions nonetheless floating round. Will Apple elevate the value for its upcoming iPhones? When precisely will you have the ability to preorder and purchase the iPhone 14? How will it’s completely different from the iPhone 13? And what is going to it even appear to be

Learn extra: iPhone 14 Apple Occasion: Watch our Dwell Updates

We can’t have definitive solutions till Apple’s large announcement, however one factor is definite: Now is not the time to purchase a brand new iPhone, particularly since Apple’s 2022 flagship is probably going so near its debut. We count on to see the Apple Watch Collection 8 and probably a new Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Professional quickly, too. 

Whereas we rely down the hours to the iPhone 14’s probably arrival, we’re persevering with to gather all of the rumors concerning the upcoming iPhone. The newest being that the iPhone 14 Professional might sport a single pill-shaped cutout in its show. 

We’ll replace this story as new data turns into accessible. When you’re on the lookout for methods to go the time till Apple’s Sept. 7 occasion, take a look at CNET’s checklist of the very best locations to commerce in your previous telephone. Plus, here is each hidden iOS 16 function we did not look forward to finding and the 22 iPhone suggestions that’ll make you an influence consumer

An early render of the iPhone 14 is shown in the color white

Early renders of the iPhone 14 from Jon Prosser counsel a notchless design and flush digicam setup.

Jon Prosser

iPhone 14 lineup rumors: Will there nonetheless be 4 telephones?

We nonetheless do not know a lot concerning the iPhone 14, however we have heard that Apple’s subsequent lineup will nix the Mini and deal with bigger telephones as a substitute. A 2021 report from Nikkei Asian Overview predicted the loss of life of the iPhone 14 Mini, and a analysis be aware from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors additionally urged that the Mini was not lengthy for this world. Nonetheless, Kuo reported, the iPhone 14 lineup will nonetheless comprise 4 fashions, a “high-end” and a “lower-end,” with two dimension choices for every.

Whereas title hypothesis is not as germane to the dialogue of Apple’s 2022 lineup because it was for unfortunate 13, rumors counsel a small shift in naming conventions, with an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Professional, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Professional Max, with “Professional” designating higher-end specs and “Max” referring to the bigger display dimension.

Learn extra: iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13: Selfie Cameras Might Get Greatest Overhaul in Years

iPhone 14 dimension rumors: How massive will screens be?

Apple’s final two iPhone lineups have featured the identical 6.1-inch dimension for the bottom mannequin, going as much as 6.7 inches for the Professional Max. In accordance with the identical Nikkei Asian Overview report, Apple will persist with these sizes for the iPhone 14, however delete the 5.4-inch Mini. This rumor is corroborated by a March report from 9to5Mac. Experiences confirmed sluggish gross sales of the iPhone 12 Mini, so it’s going to be no shock ought to Apple retire the small telephone in 2022.

Though the dimensions of the subsequent iPhone is anticipated to remain the identical, the show bezels for the Professional Max are rumored to be 20 % smaller in comparison with earlier iPhone generations, in keeping with CAD renders shared by Twitter leaker ShrimpApplePro. This implies the display can be barely bigger. Nonetheless, it is essential to notice that this rumor needs to be taken with a grain of salt since ShrimpApplePro would not have an in depth monitor report to assist their speculations.

Rumored iPhone 14 display sizes

iPhone 14 6.1 inches
iPhone 14 Professional 6.1 inches
iPhone 14 Max 6.7 inches
iPhone 14 Professional Max 6.7 inches
An iPhone sits on a wood table next to a coffee cup

Patrick Holland/CNET

Launch date: When will the iPhone 14 go on sale?

Apple has set its subsequent launch occasion for Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST). The brand new iPhone is anticipated to make its debut at this occasion, probably alongside Apple Watch Collection 8

Though we now know the possible launch date for the iPhone 14, its launch date has but to be confirmed. However like different facets of the brand new iPhone, rumors can present just a few hints. A current Bloomberg report means that the brand new iPhone will go on sale Sept. 16

Apple holds its annual fall iPhone occasion in September virtually yearly, with the telephones being launched shortly thereafter, often the Friday of the next week. Generally Apple will stagger launch dates for particular fashions, particularly when introducing a brand new design or dimension. So it is doable that the iPhone 14 lineup may have multiple launch date.

This is what we all know: 

  • Apple tends to carry its occasions on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Apple’s iPhone 13 occasion was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, and this 12 months’s occasion is slated for Wednesday, Sept. 7.
  • iPhone launch dates are sometimes per week and a half after Apple’s bulletins. 
  • Generally, new iPhones are launched on a Friday, across the third week of September. For the iPhone 13, preorders started Sept. 17 and the telephones went on sale Sept. 24.

Just a few years in the past, CNET took a deep dive into the Apple occasion timeline and emerged with a compelling Labor Day speculation, which you’ll examine right here. Though our speculation was per week off for 2021, this 12 months it aligns with the date of Apple’s scheduled launch occasion. 

Learn extra: We Cannot Wait For These Upcoming Telephones

iPhone 14 value: How a lot will Apple’s 2022 iPhone value?

Apple did not make any main value modifications between 2020’s iPhone 12 and 2021’s iPhone 13. However with greater modifications anticipated to be on the best way for the iPhone 14, it is affordable to imagine that Apple might elevate costs in 2022. 

The brand new iPhone might even see a $100 value enhance, in keeping with Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives. “Costs have been rising throughout the entire provide chain, and Cupertino must go these prices to the patron on this launch,” Ives informed The Solar. Kuo additionally estimates that Apple might enhance the value for its new iPhone.

Nonetheless, different rumors counsel that the iPhone 14 will share the identical value as final 12 months’s mannequin, or might be even cheaper. A Korean leaker who goes by the deal with yeux1122 suggests Apple plans to “freeze” the value of the bottom mannequin of the iPhone 14. 

For reference, here is how a lot every model of the iPhone 13 lineup value at launch.

iPhone 13 pricing

128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
iPhone 13 Mini $699 $799 $999 N/A
iPhone 13 $799 $899 $1,099 N/A
iPhone 13 Professional $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499
iPhone 13 Professional Max $1,099 $1,199 $1,399 $1,599

Digicam rumors: A greater front-facing digicam and extra for the iPhone 14?

Apple might have just a few digicam upgrades in retailer for the upcoming iPhone 14. Rumors say the tech large has chosen a brand new provider for its front-facing digicam to make a higher-end lens. In accordance with a report from Korean tech web site ET Information, citing unnamed business sources, South Korean provider LG Innotek will present the brand new selfie digicam for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional. 

Kuo additionally shared insights concerning the iPhone 14’s potential digicam upgrades in an buyers be aware reported on by 9to5Mac simply after the iPhone 13 launch. Within the be aware, Kuo predicts a hole-punch entrance digicam, making the iPhone 14 notchless, in addition to a 48-megapixel broad rear digicam for the Professional and Professional Max fashions, up from 12 megapixels on earlier iPhones.

Show analyst Ross Younger predicts, nevertheless, that the iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max may have a hole-and-pill formed design to accommodate for the front-facing digicam and Face ID. The opening cutout is believed to be for the Face ID dot projector, and the pill-shaped cutout holds the entrance digicam and Face ID digicam, in keeping with a January report from MacRumors. An August report from 9to5Mac additionally means that the high-end iPhone 14 might even sport a singular capsule formed cutout.

Kuo’s hypothesis relating to the digicam’s megapixel capability aligns with each a current analysis be aware from Haitong Worldwide Securities, additionally reported on by MacRumors, and a report from analysis firm TrendForce. Each Jeff Pu and TrendForce hypothesize the 2 Professional fashions might be geared up with a 48-megapixel broad lens. Pu, nevertheless, provides that the iPhones will sport a triple-lens rear digicam system with a 12-megapixel ultrawide and telephoto lenses along with the 48-megapixel broad lens. The analyst provides that the Professional variations of the iPhone 14 may sport 8GB of RAM, as properly. (As compared, the iPhone 13 Professional and Professional Max have 6GB.) That is corroborated by a report from a Korean weblog that cites home provide chain sources, as MacRumors noticed.

iPhone 13 digicam upgrades embody a brand new Cinematic modeProRes video and a few enhancements in zoom capabilities. We had beforehand reported on rumors that your complete lineup would function lidar, the iPhone 12 Professional’s standout depth-sensing function, however lidar ended up making an look solely on the iPhone 13 Professional and Professional Max in spite of everything. It is doable Apple may broaden the function to its full lineup in 2022 as a substitute, however we have not heard something but. 

One other of the digicam options we’re nonetheless ready on is an improved telephoto lens. Whereas the iPhone 13 Professional’s zoom capabilities got a 3x optical zoom, it nonetheless pales compared to a whole lot of competitor flagships, together with Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Extremely, which boasts a 10x optical zoom.

iphone14 bonus render

iPhone 14 may have a digicam setup that is flush with the again of the telephone, nixing the chunky digicam bump.

Jon Prosser

Learn extra: Each iPhone 14 Function I Wish to See at Apple’s Subsequent Occasion 

Design rumors: iPhone 14 may be notchless… or will it?

YouTuber and iPhone leaker Jon Prosser (whose monitor report is admittedly spotty) made waves the week earlier than the iPhone 13 announcement by releasing renders he commissioned of the iPhone 14 Professional Max based mostly on “actual photographs and schematics” leaked to him from purported sources at Apple. 

Prosser’s renders corroborate a variety of beforehand reported rumors, together with the notchless show and hole-punch digicam beforehand reported by Kuo, and the iPhone 14 Professional’s titanium alloy chassis, which was first referenced in a 2021 report from JPMorgan Chase. We might been anticipating to see the iPhone 13 go notchless, however as a substitute we acquired a slimmed-down, however nonetheless very notchy, notch. Apple launched the world to the notched show in 2017 with the discharge of the iPhone X, and as rivals solved the selfie conundrum with hole-punch and under-display cameras, Apple nonetheless hasn’t, er, taken it down a notch. 

Learn extra: iPhone 14 Design Rumors

However Prosser’s renders appear to align with these earlier stories that Apple would lastly excise the iPhone’s notch in 2022. And Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman additionally hinted at its elimination in a September version of his Energy On publication, whereby he predicted a “full redesign” for the iPhone 14. Whereas Younger says Apple may introduce a hole-and-pill formed design for the brand new iPhone, others counsel a single capsule formed cutout could also be used as a substitute

Those that’ve been crossing their fingers for a notchless iPhone for the reason that iPhone 12 and had their hopes dashed as soon as once more by the iPhone 13 can probably now look ahead to a possible realization of their all-screen goals in 2022’s iPhone 14. 

Nonetheless, earlier than you get too excited, there is a risk that not all of the iPhone 14 fashions will get a brand new notchless design. MySmartPrice printed supposed CAD renders of the iPhone 14 in March, depicting — you guessed it — a notch. However renders of the 14 Professional mannequin printed the day earlier than on 91Mobiles do present a notchless show. If these rumors show true, it seems such as you’ll need to spring for the Professional with a view to do away with the notch.

An iPhone with a green display against a black background

A schematic of the iPhone 14’s show, shared to YouTube by Jon Prosser.

Jon Prosser

iPhone 14 says buh-bye to the digicam bump however will it hold the Lightning port?

The opposite large design change Prosser’s renders present is a flattened digicam bump. In accordance with Prosser, the iPhone 14’s physique goes to be a “thick boy,” thick sufficient, it appears, to embody all of the digicam {hardware} with out an annoying, protruding digicam setup on the again. Why is the iPhone 14 purported to be so thick? Maybe to deal with a much bigger battery, and even the beforehand rumored periscope digicam, which Kuo projected in 2020. Nonetheless, Kuo and famed tech leaker Max Weinbach have really pointed to a thicker digicam bump within the 14 Professional and Professional Max.

Two prior rumors that will not pan out, in keeping with Prosser a minimum of, are the loss of life of the Lightning port and the addition of USB-C (the EU might drive Apple so as to add USB-C ports to iPhones, nevertheless). Rumors of a utterly portless iPhone have been circulating for some time, but it surely seems these will not come true in 2022.

iPhone 14 colour rumors: Pale gold, maybe?

So far as colours go, Prosser’s render colours weren’t based mostly on any precise data from his sources, apart from a pale gold colour, which he claims to have seen proof of himself. Nonetheless, like all different rumored specs, we cannot know the true colour choices for the iPhone 14 till it is launched.

Five iPhones in different colors sit side by side

The iPhone 13 lineup got here in a rainbow of recent hues.


Rumored iPhone 14 options and specs?

This is the whole lot else we all know (and suppose we all know) thus far concerning the iPhone 14 lineup’s specs and potential new options.

An always-on lock display

Apple’s iOS 16 will embody an always-on mode for the lock display, in keeping with Bloomberg. This function, nevertheless, could also be unique to the high-end iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max. 

Higher battery life

Apple’s 2022 iPhone may supply higher battery life, in keeping with a report from Taiwan’s Financial Day by day Information (through MacRumors). That is mentioned to be because of a brand new 5G chip that might additionally present the brand new iPhone with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. 

A bigger battery capability for every mannequin within the iPhone 14 lineup may additionally contribute to the higher battery life. In accordance with ShrimpApplePro, the usual iPhone 14 might have a 3,279-mAh battery, whereas the iPhone 14 Professional Max might sport a 4,323-mAh battery. 

Wi-Fi 6E adoption

The iPhone 14 may very well be geared up with Wi-Fi 6E, in keeping with a November be aware from Kuo, reported on by 9to5Mac. Nonetheless, the analyst says the parts wanted for Wi-Fi 6E could also be in brief provide. Apple’s rumored VR headset can also be mentioned to have Wi-Fi 6E

A16 chip

Earlier hypothesis was that the entire iPhone 14 collection would improve to an A16 chip, bettering upon the final iPhone‘s A15 chip consistent with Apple’s earlier sample. Nonetheless, Kuo predicted in March that the A16 will solely seem within the iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max, whereas the 14 and 14 Max will hold the A15. 

120Hz ProMotion show

All iPhone 14 fashions may embody Apple’s ProMotion show, which solely the iPhone 13 Professional and Professional Max variants presently have. ProMotion boosts the display’s refresh price for smoother efficiency, as much as 120Hz. That is extra hypothesis than precise rumor, based mostly on modifications in Apple’s provide chain that may make it simpler for the corporate to supply the function throughout its subsequent lineup.

Younger, nevertheless, speculates that Apple will proceed to supply ProMotion shows solely to its Professional fashions. The analyst means that Chinese language producer BOE can be one in all Apple’s LTPO OLED show suppliers, however the firm would not have a big manufacturing capability proper now. 

5G connectivity 

Apple launched 5G connectivity to its iPhone 12 lineup and, unsurprisingly, included it within the iPhone 13 as properly. There is no purpose to imagine we cannot see 5G-compatible iPhone 14s, too. A 2021 report from Nikkei Asian Overview additionally predicts Apple will “go all in on 5G” in 2022.

MagSafe equipment

Like 5G, MagSafe was launched to the iPhone in 2020’s iPhone 12 lineup. The snap-on, magnetic equipment embody wallets, battery packs and chargers, and it was one in all our favourite iPhone 12 options. The iPhone 13 can also be appropriate with MagSafe, and we count on the identical for Apple’s subsequent era of telephones.

Satellite tv for pc connectivity

An Eleventh-hour iPhone 13 rumor through Kuo that did not come to fruition was the addition of satellite tv for pc connectivity, which might permit customers to ship textual content messages through satellite tv for pc in areas with out mobile protection, a minimum of in emergency conditions, as reported by Bloomberg. Alas, satellite tv for pc connectivity is nowhere to be discovered within the iPhone 13 lineup, however maybe meaning it is coming within the iPhone 14 as a substitute.

Apple MagSafe battery pack on a purple iPhone 12

The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack on the iPhone 12.

Patrick Holland/CNET

Keep tuned for extra iPhone 14 information because it comes out, and within the meantime, take a look at CNET’s evaluations of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, and the iPhone 13 Professional and 13 Professional Max. Plus, here is how all 4 iPhone 13 fashions evaluate, how the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 differ, whether or not it is sensible to purchase an iPhone 12 or iPhone 11, and how all of Apple’s iPhones from the previous 5 years stack up. And here is the whole lot to know concerning the iPhone SE 2022.



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